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VIDEO: Unemployment down to 1.83 million

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 10:04
Employment figures published Wednesday showed another fall in unemployment to 1.83 million people - down 35,000.

Vatican Officially Recognizes State Of Palestine

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 10:02

In a treaty between the two sides, the Holy See switches its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the State of Palestine. Israel said it was "disappointed."

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Pope to recognise Palestinian state

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:58
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.

VIDEO: Nepal quake: 'I'll never feel safe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:51
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.

Man dies in tipper truck collision

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:28
A pedestrian dies after a collision involving a tipper truck on a street in the Rhondda, south Wales.

'No England approach for Gillespie'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:25
Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.

'Miracle baby' for earthquake victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:10
A pregnant woman who dug herself out of the rubble after the first Nepal earthquake has given birth to a healthy boy, say healthcare workers.

VIDEO: Wildlife laws flouted in Peru market

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:09
The BBC has filmed footage of endangered black caimans for sale on a market in Peru where there is meant to be a ban on the trade of any wildlife.

Aircraft engine plant to axe 90 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:51
GE Aviation Wales is seeking 90 voluntary redundancies at its aircraft engine plant in Nantgarw following a drop in business.

Dissident arrests and 'bomb' find

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:49
Police find a suspected bomb and arrested four men during a major investigation into dissident republican terrorism in the Republic of Ireland.

Out-of-hours issues 'being tackled'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:49
Staff shortages and management problems in the north Wales GP out-of-hours service are being "confronted", the deputy health minister says.

Murphy 'confident' of staying leader

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:49
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy tells the BBC he is "confident" about remaining in the post despite last week's disastrous general election result.

Nothing More To Say On Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:40

The former NBC Nightly News anchor's comments came on Fresh Air. Williams, the man who succeeded him, is serving a six-month suspension for exaggerating his experiences in the Iraq War.

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VIDEO: A guide to Burundi

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:35
After a coup is launched against Burundi's president, BBC News takes a 50-second look at the country's recent past.

'Unhappy Falcao could leave Man Utd'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:27
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao is "unhappy" at the club could leave in the summer, according to his mother.

Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Contest To Be On $20 Bill

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:16

The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.

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10 things that Prince Charles wrote letters about

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:07
Prince Charles's letters to ministers have been published. Here are 10 issues that were discussed in the letters.

Dad beat four-year-old girl to death

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:01
A man is found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter by beating her to death.

What It's Like Living On The Block That Philadelphia Bombed 30 Years Ago

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 08:01

Long-time Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.

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VIDEO: Islamic State deputy reported killed

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 07:55
The second-in-command of the group calling itself Islamic State has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi ministry of defence says.